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Re: Re: Re: Non-destructive array processing

by Juerd (Abbot)
on Jan 21, 2003 at 19:27 UTC ( #228800=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Non-destructive array processing
in thread Non-destructive array processing

unusable within a work/production context

I wouldn't handle large data sets in production code. This is primarily for one-time hacks, but I wondered what other people would prefer.

No maintenance programmer is going to get confused years after ive left the company.

Note that if code like this ever goes into production, I do of course add proper comments, including a note that you shouldn't use @$r elsewhere (re your other post).

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Non-destructive array processing
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Jan 22, 2003 at 00:59 UTC
    I do of course add proper comments

    I think the point is that its better not to have to comment at all. If the code looks like it does what it does then you dont need a comment. Plus comments get out of date sometimes and then cause confusion. I realize that a well chosen comment can be extremely useful, but I think you know what I mean.

    *shrug* Its a nice trick though for some things. :-) Although Ive usually used it as named routine.

    sub aliased_array { \@_ }

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